NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS

April 9, 2018

TD rates rise

There were more term deposit rate increases than decreases in March, only the second month in the past 18 when that has been the case, according […]
April 9, 2018

Hybrids oversold on franking fears

Some hybrid investors hit the panic button last month, after learning that Labor’s dividend franking policy would the sector, and sold their holdings. The result was […]
April 9, 2018

A new source of fixed income

Investment manager Gryphon Capital Investments has launched an unusual listed trust offer – a fund that will invest in residential mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities. […]
April 9, 2018

When underperformance is a buy signal

When the beauty and personal care products supplier BWX Ltd produced a “soft” result for the December half, its share piece took a heavy fall – […]
April 9, 2018

Buyers must now remit the GST on property purchases

Changes to GST arrangements for purchasers of new residential premises have been passed by both houses of Parliament and have received Royal Assent. From July 1, […]
April 2, 2018

Tax office unhappy about holiday home deductions

The Australian Taxation Office has warned that it is targeting “the large number” of mistakes, errors and false claims made by rental property owners who use […]
April 9, 2018

An anti hero enters the cryptocurrency market

For investors who think that cryptocurrencies are purely speculative investments, with no fundamental basis for their pricing, James Nguyen has news for you. He says cryptocurrencies […]
April 2, 2018

HiveEx promises a better crypto trading deal

Hive Empire, the company that owns the financial comparison site finder.com, has launched a cryptocurrency trading service, HiveEx.com, offering sophisticated investors the ability to do larger […]
March 19, 2018

Cryptocurrency values fall as Google bans ads

Google has announced that it will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising. The ban includes ads for digital wallets, initial coin offerings, trading advice and cryptocurrency exchanges. The […]
April 9, 2018

Satisfaction is a question of balance

The size of your superannuation fund account has a lot to do with your level of satisfaction with your super arrangements, whether you are in an […]
April 9, 2018

Q&A 9 April 2018

Q: I have started my own business and no longer have employer sick pay arrangements. I am thinking about buying income protection insurance. How much income […]
April 2, 2018

SMSFs increase holdings of growth stocks, international funds

SMSF investors are looking for higher growth and they are prepared to accept more risk, according to a CommSec report. CommSec says that typically, SMSF investors […]
April 9, 2018

The New Criterion

West Wits Mining (WWI) 2c The gold minnow has taken a unique approach to the rush in the Pilbara to find the equivalent of South Africa’s […]
April 9, 2018

Kavanagh

Labor Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen was not able to make it to a Financial Services Council breakfast update last week but his replacement, Kristina Keneally, did […]
April 2, 2018

The New Criterion

Redhill Education (RDH) $2.95 As the head of one of only a handful of surviving listed vocational education colleges, Glenn Elith spends much of his time […]